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will it impact the presidential race. bill clinton stepping in a as an 11th-hour pinch-hitter. in the long run though, will this help or will it perhaps hurt? ♪ [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> former president clinton making his presence felt in the race for the white house. he followed up with that all-star speech with ads supporting the president in the swing states. next week he will be joining president obama on the campaign trail. joining me to talk about it, a.b. stoddard, associate editor at "the hill" and jeff greenfield, host of "need to know" on pbs. nice to have you back since i cut you off at the top of the show. it's the president trying to get re-elected alongside a wildly popular former president. it seems like a slam dunk but does president obama run the risk of actually being overshadowed? >> yeah. in fact, when you bring this up, i can't think of any example where an incumbent president has a
is matt fine an important reporter for "new york times," how bill clinton may have hurt the campaign. and clearly obama forces going to the "new york times" saying, look we followed clinton's advice saying romney was right winger and he turned out to be moderate. somebody told him to put it in. clearly it's a obama forces. interesting thing on the democratic side. >> jon: one noted the left was confident that romney would scare the hell out of voters by coming across as, in the words of "new york times" editorialist a strutting warmonger. they started mocking him as peace nik mitt. >> there is definitely indications she shifted positions. alan is right. there were several conflicts that he has taken. it tells you a lot about where the debate is at and how close romney's people think it is. he felt he was going to in gralt iate himself. >> one tweeted, if you had no idea about the race the level of aggression would make you think he is behind. one said the president looked like a challenger with interruptions. >> jon: talk about media assessment. a lot of media paid attention to the b
, starting in the early days working for daniel patrick moynihan, to helping advise bill clinton in 1992, and eventually becoming the undersecretary of commerce in the second clinton term. what brought us together is the subject we will talk about today. back in early-2005, when ndn was reborn as a think-tank from being a political organization, i started calling people, and i found something i could not explain. do we have to have sound issues? ok. we began a collaboration that has gone on for eight years in a series of papers we had been writing. rob shapiro wrote a book during that time, taking a deep dive and what was happening with the globalization, that looked at the essential issue. we were looking at wages and why job growth was slowing down. one of the things we have come to believe as we try to make sense of the events. the question is, and it is what edward gets to in his book, are we facing a new set of economic circumstances that are fundamentally different than the ones we faced before? we were joking the other day that it is a little bit like the u.s. is going through a c
appearances and sort of blue collar areas to people like bill clinton and joe biden. but young people, they aren't watching tv, they aren't consuming media in the same way that older voters are. only somewhere between 24% and 28% of young people, according to pew, watched your traditional television. so the campaigns are targeting them digitally. social is big in this election for persuasion. so obama has sort of done that while leaving the campaign appearances and sort of blue collar areas to people like bill clinton and joe biden. but young people, they aren't watching tv, they aren't consuming media in the same way that older voters are. only somewhere between 24% and 28% of young people, according to pew, watched your traditional television. so the campaigns are targeting them digitally. social is big in this election for persuasion. they want to put out infographics people can share on facebook and twitter. at the end of the day it comes down to traditional get out the vote efforts which are already under way. early voting started in iowa, for instance, on september 27th so peopl
of the heavy artillery. that would be the former president, bill clinton of the here is cnn's white house correspondent. >> reporter: for president obama there is no more powerful surrogate than president clinton. something he acknowledged in an interview released thursday. the last time we had healthy broad-based groelth was when he was president and people remember that. so he can say things that people immediately grab on to. that's why clinton stars in campaign ads. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. >> he headlines fundraisers and rallies. this one last week with bruce spring teen. they will be visiting florida, ohio and virginia together. >> he has particular appeal in the african-american community and i would guess among suburban women. the kind of folks that are torn. i think bill clinton would be a significant asset for the president. in may clinton undercut the obama campaign's main argument that mitt romney's business experience does not qualify him to lead the country. >> a man who's been governor and had a sterling business career crosses th
have a surplus when bill clinton left office. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: and were george w. bush's director of management and budget. who came in and chloroformed you and stole all the money? (cheers and applause) >> well, the answer is the dotcom bubble broke and the money people thought was coming did not show up. wouldn't have mattered if you were president, stephen, which maybe you will be one day. >> stephen: i thought about it. >> i know. >> stephen: now you have got this book here. people, governors who release books are often testing the waters for the presidency. are you thinking about jumping in? there are 12 days left. that's longer than the entire tim pawlenty campaign. >> i wrote the book in lew, actually, of running for president myself. i was just trying to contribute a few thoughts without-- without taking that on. >> stephen: you know what this book reminded me of? >> i'm afraid to ask, but what. (laughter) >> stephen: reminds me of my book, america again. saving america, america again. rebecome the greatness we never weren't. you know what, on amazon people who buy this bo
of the things you learn when you breathe about alcoholics is that a child like bill clinton begins to feel like he has the responsibility of bringing feelings to that family, of redeeming it and creating on her honor where there is dishonor and so he basically sets out to be the person who will rescue him in the family. he is an incredible student at the front of his class. he becomes very honored -- active in boys nation. he gets nominated to go washington as the boys mitigation candidate for u.s. senate. goes to washington. he is already already six feet tall. he strides to the front of the line when they go to the white house is the president kennedy and when kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton goes forward and gets his picture taken alongside of john kennedy. he is so proud, he is so proud and he is already dedicated to the idea that he's going to be the person is going to bring complete honor to the family. by the age of 17 he is already planning to be elected attorney general and then governor of arkansas and president of the united states. this is something which everyone had knows
" going back to the bill clinton days. yes, he is talking about change, he's casting himself as the change candidate and i think that is why they went out to iowa today, not to unveil any new economic proposals. you don't really do that in the final stage of a campaign. what they wanted to do was talk about this message that they unveiled yesterday here in ohio and that he is the candidate of not just change, but big change as he likes to say on the campaign trail. >> in terms of weather, brianna, have there been any changes to the president's schedule next week? you mentioned some of his stops. do we know how vulnerable those are to weather? >> yeah, that's right, he's heading to florida, he's heading to virginia. so certainly some of his stops are going to be vulnerable. we've already seen a change, this just came out publicly, anderson. he was supposed to head out to travel on monday to florida. his first stop. he's now going to be traveling on monday, as you know michelle obama canceled a new hampshire appearance on monday or pardon me, tuesday, because of weather concerns. vice presid
bill clinton and joe biden. but young people, they aren't watching tv, they aren't consuming media in the same way that older voters are. only somewhere between 24% and 28% of young people, according to pew, watched your traditional television. so the campaigns are targeting them digitally. social is big in this election for persuasion. they want to put out infographics people can share on facebook and twitter. at the end of the day it comes down to traditional get out the vote efforts which are already under way. early voting started in iowa, for instance, on september 27th so people are already voting. >> you're making me feel very old because i didn't understand some of the things you mentioned. thanks very much. >>> two quick program notes to tell you about. on saturday at 7:30 p.m. eastern, cnn traces the journey of ann romney. in 2008 she vowed no more elections. obviously four years later she's her husband's biggest champion. on sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, "romney revealed" shows a side of the candidate the public never sees. >>> swing states are swimming in a flood of camp
eight days there. he's going to be there with bill clinton on monday and i expect him to be back there relatively soon after that. i think he's going to basically be bunking there all week. >> yeah, good point. what about you, steve? the ohio poll showing the president is winning over about six in ten early voters. but he's losing the election day voters, 61% to 44% for mitt romney. so the romney campaign says the president's peaking too soon. do you have a read on the ground there, what's going on? >> well, i mean, the ground game is fascinating there. the president has about three times as many field offices in ohio as mitt romney does. so they're very confident they have enough people to knock on doors, make phone calls and get out the vote on election day. however, late-breaking votes tend not to vote for the incumbent. you know, we know that those voters know who the incumbent is. they haven't gone to him, they haven't voted early for him, so it could end up being a wash on election day and could be a late night. >> you got that right. how about the obama campaign calculatio
a different way. >> just a different way. >> they went after bill clinton in a different way. it was very particular to his character and his life story, and they said he was a hippie, said he was manchurian candidate. >> a murderer. they called him a murderer. >> but this guy -- >> he's not an american. keep coming back to he's not an american. >> let's go back to the candidate on the other side. there's two candidates running for president. thank good trump isn't one. thank good sununu is not one. romney and obama. romney has had adequate opportunity throughout this campaign to come out and say, i will not put up with this. nobody who speaks for me shall talk like this anymore. you're all finished. i don't want trump on my side. remember that genuflection out in vegas? sununu is designated as his co-chair. he is out there officially. we just saw when he did his correction, it came out of the romney headquarters. this is orchestrated. >> exactly. >> i keep waiting, it's way too late -- >> you're not going to see it. >> it will never happen. >> sister souljah moment or anything like that
on track. he continues to enlist former president bill clinton to help. the two will campaign together in florida on monday. the one thing looming over the closing argument, the october jobs report. it comes out the friday before voters head to the polls. lester? >> peter, a candidate can't be in many places at one time. what's the plan for romney with ten days? where will his focus be? >> reporter: it's a good question. mitt romney will focus on an optimistic jobs oriented theme for the last ten days. they are trying to make a contrast between the two candidates. referring to his own candidacy as one of big change and the president is one of status quo. that word "big" we heard 24 times from romney today. we are likely to hear it again several times tonight. lester? >> peter and kristen on the campaign trail for us tonight, thank you. now through election day you can watch every presidential campaign event streaming live online at nbc news.com. >>> there is other news to tell you about. authorities in michigan launched a manhunt to catch a possible serial shooter. at least 24 drivers
tomorrow night to florida ahead of the campaign event in florida with former president bill clinton. i can tell you the vice president biden was supposed to have an event in virginia beach today. that has been canceled. so sandy already having an impact on the campaign's plans. of course, president obama has been monitoring hurricane sandy, had a conference call with fema director fred fugate on friday. he will continue to monitor sandy in the coming days. and alex, those are the changes that we know about so far. i would not be surprised if we have a number of changes on the horizon as both president obama and mitt romney monitor this storm and its effects. alex? >> well, the president, he was doing some interviews yesterday. he did a lot of them. and it's going from local market to local market that way. what's he saying? >> reporter: well, alex, a number of things that we've sort of gleaned from these interviews that he did. he is reaching out to young voters, to women voters, to independents. one of his key messages, though, is for folks to get out and vote early. this is what he said
spending bill, earmarks. candid obama criticized hillary clinton. >> she believes that we have to force people who don't have health insurance. john: she believes in force, a mandate. imagine that. be honest. vote for barack obama. just say something like this. >> when i was elected i promise that i would get a handle on the national debt, but i didn't. i said that would cut wasteful programs, but i did not. irought together a bipartisan group to recommend how o put us on a sustainable course, but then i did not even try to do what they said. nell i realize that we are n the road to bankruptcy, and i will undo my mistakes to my will cut regulation and shrink government spending. bill clinton levels. john: i can dream, can't tell? that would be this huge improvement. but i'm not likely to see that. that is our show. thank you for watching. good night. [applause] john:
obama in prince william county monday with former president bill clinton may also be in jeopardy now. the campaign says they will monitor the storm and decide whether or not to reschedule. meanwhile mitt romney's wife ann is in our area right now holding a rally in mclean as we speak and will be in south riding. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in washington this morning after experiencing some flight problems last night. the first lady's plane was delayed in las vegas where she was doing campaigning there yesterday. the aircraft was held up for about three hours because of mechanical problems. there is no word on what exactly those problems were. but the flight eventually took off around midnight east coast time. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is out of a nevada hospital this morning. he suffered minor hip and rib injuries after a chain reaction crash on a las vegas interstate. senator reid's security detail took him to the hospital as a precaution. >>> new this morning police are searching for the person who used a hammer to pull off a robbery outside a local walmart. p
speaks to mtv. >> andrea: the same one that bill clinton got. boxers or briefs? you newhen you go to mtv you get to crux of the issues. >> greg: pretend serious questions. like this job must be really difficult for you. sound smart and sensitive. >> andrea: the problem is over half of youth today, college graduates are unemploy. so he can talk about the environment and the other issues but the candidates, are sitting in the parents' basement watching him on a laptop as paul ryan said looking at faded posters. visual is important. romney giving a thoughtful speech. barack obama stel trying to gen up his base. he hasn't talked about the economy. why hasn't he? why didn't he still keep a message of hope and talk about the next four years? why did he wait until this week to roll out an agenda for his second term? i get he runs from the record but he is running from economy, too. >> bob: the mtv audjens the audience to go to. it's about targeting. get out the vote. he doesn't have it in full. also keep in mind there will be 10 million more edgable voters available in 2012 than there were in 2
in florida by running on bill clinton's record and blaming george w. bush. independents are saying, what about your record, mr. president. >> we'll talk a lot more about the undecided states of america not hour. be sure to stay with us for that. we'll talk about new hampshire, the four electoral votes there could really be the difference in this historically close race. >>> this is a story that has a lot of people. we have the latest on malala, the 15-year-old girl shot by the taliban. s everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. . >>> residents of char lsten and other cities are awaiting sandy's approach. the exact time and location of landfall, who knows. the storm is currently in the atlantic ocean. meteorologist alexandria steele will be along with the latest on is the storm's path. >>> sandy is expected to have a major impact on land and in the air. now, right now, amtra
of the story, thanks to bill clinton, which is, "they ge me a e problem and i stopped what they were doing. now you d't want to give it 't back to the people who caused the problem." but what he is not then able to do, which i wish he would do, is to say, "and the reason it was so hard for me to do as much as i wanted, and the reon i need your help, america, going eerward, is that these people are going to fight us tooth and nail every step of the way. and starting with dealing with this fiscal cliff in wh h there's this terrible sequester tal, thoh people are holding the country hostage. i'm going to go to you, the country, and ask you to pressure your representatives, including the republicans, to make a deal, find common grounnwith us. and that's what it's going be like in the future." obama has not made a convincing. case that the way in which the non-part -- the way in which the bitter partisanship of the past would be different from the future. why wouldn't mitch mcconnell and john boehner be even more vicious toward himn the future, and ferociously so than they have been n the past? >>
of president bill clinton. i mean, you are coming in at abc in the 90's. bill clinton, president, he had the impeachment lows. did you have to deal with any of the second term clinton problems? >> a good part of my first year at abc news was dealing with the clinton issues. i mean, the monitor lewinsky story broke ten months into my tenure i was done in cuba. the pope was visiting cuba. we had everyone down there. well over 100 people down there to cover this event. d'agata call one at when i was out to dinner from the desk in new york saying we have this investigation we have had going on that looks like it's going to break. there is this young intern who has told her close friend that she had a relationship, and a proper relationship with the president and i said, that's just ridiculous. that can't be right. we have no reason to believe she's telling the truth, so forget it. i went back in to dinner and about an hour they call back and said we have just confirmed that janet reno, the attorney general has formally and officially expanded the investigation into the whitewater, the whitew
of the auto industry and a center piece of mr. obama's campaign. former president bill clinton who will visit ohio next week with the president pointed to the plant's success as this summer's democratic party conventions in charlotte. >> the auto industry restructuring worked. it saved-- it saved more than a million jobs, and not just at gm, chrysler and their dealerships, but in auto parts manufacturing all over the country. >> reporter: today the lords town plant churns out the chevrolet cruz, the country's best selling compaq car, to meet demands it's gone from one shift a day to three, and round-the-clock production. dave green is president of the local united auto workers union. >> but the whole economy will benefit from this because our parts suppliers, the people who work there are out shopping at the stores, they are paying tacks, you know, they're investing in their community. >> reporter: the auto industry employs one out of every eight workers in the state. youngstown is the largest city in the region and reaped many of the benefits. it's not just auto breathing new life into north
day monday for the president with bill clinton and three different battleground steats and that potentially gets blown offcourse. i don't think anybody is looking forward to the way this impacts politics. >> greta: did you hear that speaker newt gingrich's wife is up to? the speaker and his wife here to tell you, next. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes osclate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. g
are not out of the question. remember under bill clinton, i was proud to be his labor secretary, 22 million net new jobs were created over eight years. so 12 million -- >> do you remember the job growth, though? you were averaging over 4% job growth during that period. >> yes. and the economy is larger and more people. i'm not saying we're going to do it. i think the 12 million is very optimistic. it is possible with a recovery, with a strong recovery, policies specific policies, i don't think there's a magic bullet, i don't think either governor romney or the president has any particular secret up his sleeve that is going to generate a lot of new jobs suddenly. >> right. and it's a tough one because it becomes a wash. they both made the same promise. the issue is what kind of jobs they're going to be. that's been a criticism of president obama. he has made up for all the jobs that have been lost on his watch, but as often happens, the recovery has created jobs that are not as lucrative as the ones before. the president's plan now that he's unveiled focuses on manufacturing jobs. he says he
their bill clinton. but bush spent 1999 developing a real program. later called it big government conservatism. but he had a real plan there to create a greater federal role in education. he had a real plan there for a federal role on prescription drugs. they developed a vision. the republican vision -- >> hence the immigration bill. >> exactly. this is what he ran on in 2000. so there was some real substance there. what mitt romney is doing right here, he was far to the right in the primary. gave the conservative base everything they wanted. in the republican platform. this is one of the most conservative republican platforms we have seen. he did nothing at the convention from a policy standpoint to move away from that. he waited until october 3rd to start in a debate to articulate moderate-sounding outcomes. not policy, but outcomes. things that sound pleasing to moderates that are not backed up. but he's not changed his position on anything that i can really see. i'm struggling to think of a precedent. the idea of you can't trust this guy. the idea you don't want a weather vane
about president bill clinton, president george w. bush, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> i think they're at two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world of the time? john mccain made a comment about he was asked a question about what would he do in iran and someone said an air mail message and he went on saying singing bob bob ran. very few people remember that a lot of things were happening in the world at the time. nobody carried it on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bosnia. it was time after time after time until the media started to say well is this really chew and all of a sudden they pulled up a picture of her being greeted at the airport being greeted by a girl with a bunch of flowers and there is a general in the ground saying there was no fire and the obama people start to say you might want to look at her credibility on these things and it was so dramatic that we don't like people to lie to us. this is about as close as a presidential candidate obama looking at fellow democrats saying she lied to us. who else is
was a little not leave. i thought they would feel the need to do with bill clinton tobias, always answer the -- advised which was always answer the questions from voters -- advised, always answer the question from voters. >> you got the sense that they felt there was so much at stake that they could not afford to not carry out the mission, and in the president's case, to be there, ann romney's case, to continue to be presidential -- and in romney's case, to continue to be presidential. and to have smart answers to questions. >> i like the town hall format. i like the idea of -- of it. i guess the problem is there were many times -- the second question was about gas prices. the first question was neutral, i'm worried i'm not calling to have a job. the second question went straight at the president and said your energy secretary says it is not his job to keep energy prices down, do you think it is his job, and the next thing i know we were arguing about drilling in public lands. i went back and said the question was do you think it is the job of the government, and then they went off on th
effect. i always think about it this way. bill clinton, all right, we all love bill clinton now in retrospect even though at the time a lot of us were very from us freightstraighted with him. everything he did vanished as soon as he was gone. everything that was not awesome, which is the defense of marriage act, which is the efficient death penalty act which is an immigration bill. >> chris, you know something, 30 years of inequality has anything to do with how people have governed in washington? >> oh, i absolutely do. i think it's the fundamental thing that drives people. >> then you just confirmed my point that you should vote for romney. it's economic issues. to me inbe equality is the number one issue. >> that i agree with. >> what do you like about romney on economics? i'm curious. >> i like that there's a more definitive plan. again, there are others who would say that's bogus. >> there's no plan. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. there is no plan. >> i like the website. there is a plan. >> there's a plan because -- >> when you say plan, the plan that mccain had and every republican
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